Category Archives: Beverages/Smoothies

Fruit Sweet Tea

Even though summer is fading into fall, we’re still going to be having some warm days for a while and this Fruit Sweet Tea is perfect when you want something refreshing to drink! It’s lightly sweet, and if you like your tea even sweeter, you can always add in some sugar or honey to taste. I prefer mine lightly sweet—this has just the right amount of sweetness for me! Continue reading

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Banana Mango Orange Smoothie

Banana Mango Orange Smoothie @ NancyCThis smoothie has kind of a long name but it sounds good, doesn’t it? I found this recipe in a cookbook called Eating Clean in Costa Rica. The instructions for the recipe included amounts measured in grams, milliliters, etc., so I converted the amounts and adjusted some amounts slightly. Continue reading

Chocolate PB Oat Smoothie

I’m a big fan of peanut butter and have been since I was a kid. It’s just one of those classic foods that people of all ages love. If you’re a peanut butter lover too, you’ve probably seen PBfit® Peanut Butter Powder on the shelves at your grocery store. I received some complimentary samples of both the Chocolate and Original PBfit products, and learned a little more about them. They have 87% (yes 87%) less fat than traditional peanut butter and 1/3 of the calories. So that’s great news for peanut butter fans who are trying to cut calories!

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Summer Berry Shake

One of my favorite things to eat in the summer is fruit, especially berries…all kinds of berries! And I also like making recipes with berries. This particular recipe for a Summer Berry Shake is super easy and tastes great on a hot day–it makes a nice dessert or Continue reading

Strawberry-Honey Agua Fresca

Strawberry Honey Agua Fresca @ NancyC

While thumbing through a summer issue of Real Simple magazine the other day, I found a little note about Agua Fresca and how you could blend watermelon, cucumber, or cantaloupe with lime juice and a little sugar, then strain and serve over ice. That reminded me of an Agua Fresca recipe I made a few years back. It’s made a little differently–I used strawberries and didn’t strain it. I also used honey instead of sugar. 

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